My First Hubpages Guest Post

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Is There Such A Thing As Guest Hubpages?

Dear Hubpages Community ~

I have not noticed whether there exists the possibility that someone can come on to your Hubpages and write a guest blog. First of all, everything under your profile links to your own identity; and getting in to write means logging in using your personal entry data. This may cause a security issue.


In lieu of having a system-wide method for a guest to post directly, I'm sharing the poems of a friend who gave permission to publish his work under my profile name on Hubpages. Take a peek at that little image above that shows the pop-up at the bottom corner of the computer screen in orange that says, "GUEST POST."


For Valentine's Day I was asked by a Twitter friend, named Amit on Hubpages, to send in a blog for his website ModernLifeBlogs where he often requests guest bloggers, and, in fact, has set into place a system whereby all visitors automatically receive an invitation to do so.



Perhaps this will become a special Hubpages feature in the future if they find this profitable and intriguing? Nevertheless, I've been in touch with a lovely person who lives in Hawaii. For many months to a year we've been exchanging conversations. I retweet many of his inspirational quotes and he retweets numerous of my links back to Hubpages or HWC. He will also retweet my inspirational, educational, or newsworthy tweets, and I bless him for that.

  • HINT | Just in case you weren't listening, all your social networking bonds help to build your community all over the internet, so take note!


Craig loves poetry, music, writing, and technology.  He says, "I may not have everything I would like to have, but I am truly grateful for everything I do have.
Craig loves poetry, music, writing, and technology. He says, "I may not have everything I would like to have, but I am truly grateful for everything I do have. | Source

Some months ago he sent to me a beautifully written poem via email. Yes, you can exchange contact information through Twitter if you've been conversing for some time. I suggested to him that he join Hubpages and begin writing more poetry where he will have an audience for his work. Then I asked for permission to post for him. Time passes. I didn't do anything with his poem. Just today he asked where to find his poem on my blogs and realized I didn't make that last step of confirmation to get approval and figure out how and where I would do this for him.

The final step to make this a full cycle from meeting a stranger in a distant place, having interactions and conversations via twitter and a few on email, receiving a lovely poem and making an attempt to have him join our community, to searching for just the best way to make this draft into a published piece of literature.

My guest post comes from Ghostwriter556 on Twitter.
He is a true blue friend sent by an angel.

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Your Smile


I often wonder,
How it would be
If you could send
A smile to me


A smile so dazzling

A smile so bright
That it would shine
thru the darkest night


A smile that starts

With your sparkling eyes
A smile so powerful

It could hypnotize!


A smile so warm

So full of cheer
That it would last

Throughout the year


A smile so friendly

And with lightning speed
Gives all the comfort

One could ever need


A smile that reaches out

To everyone around
Lifting their spirits

When they're feeling down


A smile so precious

One would always keep
Close to their hearts

However so deep


A smile does wonders

For us all
Isn't it amazing

From something so small?


But since smiles unlike letters

Cannot be sent
I'll just look at your picture

And be content.

This poem belongs to Craig N. who has given permission to post it here.

December 21, 2011

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In Fond Remembrance

Dear Mom,
Soft spoken, yet stern,
you were always fair,

Nurturing us with your tender,
loving care.

You were always so mellow,
and sincere,

A very good listener,
always lending an ear.

When things went wrong,
and we were feeling down,

You gave us encouragement,
to turn things around.


Your heart was big,
and pure as gold.


Your radiant beauty,
was a sight to behold!


You were the "pillar of strength"
that kept us together.


Through "sunny days"
and "stormy weather,"


You were so kind and friendly;
it's easy to see


Why you were endeared by all,
as no one else could be.


There was an ambiance around you,
glowing with so much love,


It made you appear as an "Angel"
sent from the Heavens above.


You and Dad seemed to have
found your "Place In The Sun"


With a love so strong,
where your two hearts became one.


You left us so suddenly,
and now though you're gone.


Within each of us,
your spirit will live on.


We'll always cherish,
the moments we shared.


And will never forget
just how much, you really cared.


We'll miss the warmth of your smile,
that brightened each day.


And your gentle, soothing touch,
that eased our pain away.


We're all so very lonely,
and yet it's comforting to "see"


You're now with your Mom and Dad,
and the rest of your family.


Though our tears now flow with sadness,
we just want to say


Not Goodbye…….but until
we meet again one day.


Mom, if you're watching,
we all want you to know


Just how grateful we are,
and how we'll miss you so.


Love,
Dad, Craig & Jared

Written August 1, 1998 by Craig N. who has given permission to post his poem here.
I received this one on December 15, 2011

This Hubpages proposes the opportunity and possibility that community members may have a 'guest blogger' write for them on this network. This happened organically as a friend sent me a couple of poems and I invited him to join HP to become an author. This is the outcome.

About the Author

Debby Bruck, CHOM, founder and administrator of Homeopathy World Community NING network, loves to write about various topics on Hubpages. Playing with poetry, discussing serious subjects about the environment, health and sometimes dabbling into politics. Spending too much time on Twitter and writing tons of blogs.


Hunt and Peck Haiku | Another piece of writing based upon serendipity and bringing the unconscious to the surface. Grabbing words and ideas from the imagination to create haiku. An experiment in allowing the subconscious mind to wander and write the words.

Hubpages May Be In Your Life Today

Thinking about joining Hubpages author blogging community? This may be your lucky day? All it takes is a click of the mouse. You may get involved in the Forums with great discussions, write your own blogs that highlight your skills and services, backlink to your website, and maintain a profile page where people can learn all about you.


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How Many Social Networks Do You Use? | If you are using Twitter, Blogger or have your very own website, creating your own spider web of links will improve your SEO, your visibility, ratings and connections within those areas. By forming relationships with others who write for a living, the exposure of your work will increase as you branch out into new spaces and places all over the internet. Who knows, you may even "meet-up" in person one day!

Your Invitation to Join Hubpages | If you think you want to write, or just love to write and want to become an author or blogger, you have found the place. Sure, you will find a plethora of choices out there, where you can post your journal, your diary, your daily thoughts, news, drawings and photographs. However, if you want a recommendation for a place that gives back both from community member support and also earning power and backlinks, I believe you have just landed!

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Did You Love Reading This Blog? Tell Me Why Here 33 comments

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zzron 4 years ago from Houston, TX.

This was really nice Debby. You are such a sweet super-duper-trooper!


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Ah! The Ronster is back. What kind of get-up are you sporting today? You look like a 'biker' and this Hubpages blog just turned out because of the story above - friendships. When people trust each other and share, then giving back naturally occurs, in the the same way we say, "please" and "thank you." Blessings, Debby


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

Enjoyed the poems, very nice.


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Thank you Moonlake. They are nice, aren't they?! Hugs, Debby


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AmitAngel 4 years ago

WOW such a great article. Thanks so much for sharing my blog post. Have a blissful life dear. ((Hugs))


diogenes 4 years ago

That all works: Nice gesture, cheering verse...always welcome.

Bob


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Hello Amit ~ Pleased to showcase your high quality blogging website on ModernLifeBlogs, because all the stories are upbeat and the articles inspiring for spiritual enlightenment.

Hi Diogenes ~ So kind of you to stop by and leave a note on my welcome mat. Blessings, Debby


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Made 4 years ago from Finland

This is a great and interesting hub. I love the layout!


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

Hi Debby, I think one of the issues HP is going to have is that they are not a blog. They will tell you that they try to keep the site free from blog-like articles. You will see those articles quite frequently because people don't flag them. So I am not sure if they will allow guest posting here. The next issue would be that they are a business and this is an article site so they would do better having the articles that are published here done so by its by members. The third issue might be the fact that each member owns their own sub-domain and HP is just the host. There might be other concerns too but I wouldn't know. These are just my thoughts. I did raise the issue once, of having a blogging option for people who like to blog but the answer was no.

The poems are great! I would suggest the person open an account and post whenever they feel like it. There are people with accounts who never publish anything anyway, so it would be fine.


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Dear Cardisa ~ What a great answer and explanation for my unanswered question and dilemma about how to post the poems of another author. I suppose this article still conforms to rules of the website, because I'm highlighting this person's poems with his explicit permission, and they have not been published elsewhere to my knowledge.

As mentioned, I did invite him numerous times to join HP and post work under his own name and sub-domain. Perhaps learning all these facts will encourage other people who sit on the fence to fly over and join up.

I appreciate the time you spent to explain more about the Hubpages purpose and platform.

Many people, after reading Craig's poems, have seen the beauty in his words.

Blessings,

Debby


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zzron 4 years ago from Houston, TX.

That is true Debby. Yes this is my biker look. I get that a lot. But looks can be deceiving. I have tried over the years to teach people not to judge a book by it's cover. Sometimes things are not as they appear. So many people miss out on good friendships and relationships due to their fear of what they think about someones appearance before they get a chance to get to know someone in spite of their appearance. I'm glad I found your friendship here on HubPages :)


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Hahahaha ~ Ron ~ I was your friend before you decided to post the "biker" look. What you said about appearances may be true, but be careful, because what you put on the outside affects what happens on the inside, too! I just attended a mystical kabbalah class all about how we dress. I'm sure you feel quite "hot" or "cool" whichever to your delight wearing this revolutionary costume. Blessings, Debby


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anglnwu 4 years ago

The poems are lovely and so sweet of you, Debbry to make it possible for your friend.


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Twilight Lawns 4 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

Debby, there is something very special about you. You seem to think of the good of others, for the good of the community, for the general good.

And all before you seem to think of yourself.

Bless you, I applaud your character and your soul.


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Dear Ang ~ I visited your most lovely poetry page and thus your compliment to his poem is all the more meaningful. Blessings, Debby


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Dear Ian ~ You know just how to make me cry with joy. Blessings, Debby


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

Oh wow great poetry. Awesome and voting up.


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zzron 4 years ago from Houston, TX.

You're so funny Debby. I'm not wearing a costume you silly girl! LOL. Although if I were wearing nothing at all, I would have to say that feeling quite hot or cool, would have to depend on the temperature. LOL.


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Dear acaetnna ~ I see you are another poetry lover. Thanks for your vote!

Hey there Ron ~ If I got you to smile and laugh, then that completes my day. We all wear costumes every day, that's the point I attempted to make. Whatever we wear says something about who we are both on the outside AND the inside. The clothing covers not only our body, but also our soul.

The hot and cool reference went not to the thermal temperature, but to the interpretation of the slang terms which varies from decade to decade and generation to generation. Deb


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zzron 4 years ago from Houston, TX.

Debby, you make me smile every time I see your picture and talk to you. I know what you meant about hot and cool, I was just pulling your leg! LOL.


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mrslagibb 4 years ago

Hi Debby,

You certainly put a smile on everyones face. What beautiful poetry your friend writes. I love In Fond Remembrance. If it is at all possible I would love to post it up for Mothering Sunday, in remembrance to all mothers who have passed away and have left loved ones behind.

A very awesome hub. Voted up. Thank you.

By the way, I thought Zzron is the big man himself, Mr J Wayne. Lol. or are my eyes decieving me.


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Dear Mrs Lagibb ~ I do believe that Ron is the Master Of All Disguises! He has changed his profile photo at least ten times this month (not sure if I am exaggerating) and thus, when you will read any of my comments concerning that profile image, it may have been about one of his previous persona. I'm liking the new John Wayne silhouette. To see the "REAL" Ron, I suggest you mosey over to his profile page and check out some of his Hubs where his true picture may be hidden. I will ask the author about having his poem reprinted on other platforms. Blessings, Debby


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

debby what a wonderful share a great hub too... :) Frank


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Glad you enjoyed this one. Something unusual and special.


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mrslagibb 4 years ago

Thank you for asking. I will go and have mosey around.


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

I receive guest comments but have never thought about the possibility of guest post on hubpages. Maybe this could be a great idea, but for a while we can publish guest post as you have done here, and this looks very safe. Thanks for sharing your expertise. The poem is beautiful.


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Hello Dear Vinaya ~ I believe that members have varied opinions about this concept. In fact, I'm now thinking that many people write 'critiques' about the work of many artists, and in a way this does the same thing and provides a platform for an unknown artist to have his or her work read to test the waters of Hubpages.

It's true that anyone, member or non-member may post a comment and the owner of the Hub has the right to accept or deny that comment.

I'm not sure what you mean by "safe" in terms of what? I think the author, Craig, has been surprised and amazed at the response and approval of his works.

Blessings, Debby


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HubTub 4 years ago from The Sunshine State

Lovely poetry. "In Fond Remembrance" was especially touching to me, as it will be three years ago this month that I lost my beloved mom and best friend. It brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing...voted up and beautiful!


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Hello HubTub ~ I guess it was a good idea to post his poems. I know when I read them, they also touched my heart. Blessings, Debby


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

Debbie, your poems are soo beautiful.. great poet :)


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Hi Spy ~ much appreciation for taking time from your day to read and comment. Blessings, Debby


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Laudemhir Jan 2 years ago from Davao City, Philippines

Wow, those poems are so beautiful. I teared up a bit in the second one, when I found out the mom has died! :'(


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Debby Bruck 2 years ago Author

Dear Laudemhir - Thank you for taking a moment to leave a comment. It takes time to recover from the death of a loved one, most especially "mom" who means to world to a child, no matter what age. Condolences. Blessings, Debby

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